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Toasted pine nuts on a baking sheet.
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How to Toast Pine Nuts

Here are three different ways how to toast pine nuts, a precious ingredient with a hefty price tag, so they’re perfect every time and ready to enjoy in your most special recipes.
Course Appetizer, Pantry
Cuisine American
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 (1/4 cup) servings
Calories 227kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pine nuts or more
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or clarified butter, optional
  • Salt optional

Instructions

To toast pine nuts in the oven:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup.
  • Toss pine nuts in oil and salt if desired. Arrange in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Toast until lightly browned and fragrant, stirring occasionally, about 5 to 7 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven and use as desired. Or, store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

To toast pine nuts on the stove:

  • Toss pine nuts in oil and salt if desired. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat pine nuts until lightly browned and fragrant, stirring occasionally, about 2 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from skillet and use as desired. Or, store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

How to toast pine nuts in the microwave:

  • Using a fine mesh colander, rinse pine nuts under cold running water and toss with Kosher salt, if desired.
  • Transfer nuts to a small brown paper bag, fold the top of bag shut, and microwave on HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Remove bag from microwave and allow to cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 2mg